Origin of obverse
Examples from the Web for obverse
The old Kaiser Franz Joseph, faithful and hardworking, was the obverse of the feckless and impetuous German kaiser.Before the Fall: What Did the World Look Like in 1913?|Jacob Heilbrunn|June 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As for the obverse, my liberal allies, this explains why information that seems so obvious to us never gets through.
The eagle of 1795 bears upon its obverse a head of Liberty, wearing a rather high Phrygian cap.
If we examine our conceptions on their obverse side, this general fact forces itself on our attention with equal distinctness.The Data of Ethics|Herbert Spencer
One has, obverse, head of eagle; reverse, thunderbolt within a wreath.
It has an obverse and a reverse side, but it is always the same medal.The Recollections of Alexis de Tocqueville|Alexis De Tocqueville
Those of the time of Queen Anne bore a great resemblance to the obverse of the then current coins.Chats on Old Copper and Brass|Fred. W. Burgess